Michigan's minimum wage set to rise on New Year's Day

Credit steve carmody  Michigan Radio

Credit steve carmody Michigan Radio

The hikes are part of a plan to gradually increase the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hour.

The saying, "every dollar counts", will be tested again, as Ohioans once again see a raise in minimum wage next year.

The state attorney general may also bring an enforcement action to enforce the minimum wage.

"I'm very concerned raising the cost of entry-level jobs will highlight the differences in cost between doing business in NY versus other states", Goodell said on Friday.

"We though are concerned about further efforts to increase that and make MI an even greater outlier in this area", says Block. Employees seem to feel that it does not matter, if you switch jobs or not when getting paid so little. Then, the wage will increase according to a formula. The increase will be phased in over a longer period for workers in the rest of the state.

"In many cases, our employers are paying beyond minimum wage", he said.

"The minimum wage increase, new paid family leave requirements and the state's proposed employee scheduling regulations are concerning to employers in the area", he said.

Beginning Sunday, the state's minimum wage will increase to $13 an hour for employees at New York City businesses with at least 11 employees and $12 an hour for workers at New York City companies with no more than 10 employees.

Minimum wage workers are already making more than that in Emeryville, where the minimum wage is $15.20 - reportedly the highest rate in the country.

The voter-approved law originally required tipped employees like waiters and waitresses to make minimum wage regardless of how much they made in tips.

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